Viewing and customizing dashboard charts on the legacy Dashboards workspace

Note

The charts currently in the Dashboards workspace will be deprecated in an upcoming release of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. The charts are replaced by new dashboards available in version 4.5 and later. For more information about the new dashboards, see the following topics:

The Dashboards workspace displays charts with metrics that show tenant and service offering activity.

Features

The Dashboards workspace displays the following default data charts:

  • Compute Containers to be Decommissioned—Displays the number of server instances to be decommissioned.
  • Decommissioned Compute Containers Over Time—Displays the number of server instances that were decommissioned for the displayed time period.
  • Most Active Tenants—Displays the tenants who have made the most service requests during the displayed time period.
  • Most Requested Service Offerings—Displays a pie chart of the most requested service offerings.
  • Service Requests Over Time—Displays the number of service requests for the displayed time period.
  • Top tenants with compute containers—Displays the top tenants who have the most compute containers (service instances).

The following BMC Communities video (4:18) provides an overview of dashboards in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.

 https://youtu.be/jOcegrOiiqY

Accessing Dashboard chart view options

From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Dashboard.

  • To view a chart in full-screen mode, click Full Screen  in the upper-right corner of the chart. Press Esc to exit full-screen mode.
  • To view detailed data points in a chart, place your mouse pointer over a data point.
    The annotation for the data point is displayed:
  • To zoom in on a specific part of a chart:
    1. Click Display Options  in the lower-left corner of the chart.
      The display options are displayed.
    2. Click Magnify .
    3. Click and hold the left mouse button and drag the outlined selection area over the part of the chart that you want to magnify.
    4. Release the left mouse button.
      The selected part of the chart is magnified.
  • To zoom out, click Demagnify .
  • To display the legend for the chart:
    1. Click Display Options  in the lower-left corner of the chart.
      Display options are displayed.
    2. Click Show Legend.
      The legend is displayed at the right side of most charts, but pie charts display legends at the bottom.

To change the period for the data that is displayed in a chart

  1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Dashboards.
    The dashboard data charts are displayed.
  2. Click Preferences  in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select a chart from the Chart Name list:

    Note

    Top Tenants With Compute Containers does not appear in this list because no preference options exist for this chart.

  4. Select the period for the data that you want to display.
    Depending on the metric, the box on the user interface is labeled as Duration List or Year:
  5. Click Save.

To change a chart's style

  1. Click Display Options  in the lower-left corner of the chart.
    Display options are displayed:
  2. Click Change Chart Style :
  3. In the list of chart styles, click the style that you want to view.
    The chart is displayed using the selected chart style.

    Note

    The default chart style is the intended visualization for the data. Changing a chart's style does not always result in an appropriate visualization for the data.

The valid chart styles for each chart are as follows:

  • Most Active Tenants:
    • Column chart
    • Stacked bar chart
    • Pie chart
  • Most Requested Service Offerings:
    • Column chart
    • Stacked bar chart
    • Pie chart
  • Service Requests Over Time:
    • Line chart
    • Column chart
    • Area chart
  • Top Tenants With Compute Containers:
    • Column chart
    • Stacked bar chart
    • Pie chart
  • Compute Containers to be Decommissioned:
    • Line chart
    • Column chart
    • Area chart
  • Decommissioned Compute Containers:
    • Line chart
    • Column chart
    • Area chart

To change labels on a chart

  1. Click Options Panel  in the upper-right corner of the chart.
    The options panel is displayed:
  2. Change the following labels as needed:
    • Title
    • Legend Title (available only if the Show Legend option is selected)
    • X Axis Label (not available for pie charts)
    • Y Axis Label (not available for pie charts)
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the options panel and click Apply.
    The changed label appears on the chart.

    Note

    Changes made using the options panel are not persistent. The default settings return when the page is reloaded.

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